Teaching Parents The How-To’s Of Daily Online Security & Safety

How crazy it this… the last Monday MADDness of 2012!!

When I started building the Keeping Our Kids Safe system a few months ago… I hoped we would reach thousands of homes, families and parents around the world “never in my wildest imagination, did I think we could have accomplished so much in such a short time” it is thanks to all our fans, followers and supporters around the world!!!

I say, a very Big THANK You!!

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Thanks to everyone who helped and made this possible… and, as I have said hundreds of times hard work & passion is the key (few months) and sticking with “IT” in the end will always pay off!!

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Dear KOKS followers,

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Where Has Stranger Danger Gone? Young Bloggers Balance Celebrity and Anonymity Online (via Nvate)

By Alison K Lanier The young, Internet-dwelling generation grew up immersed in “stranger danger” programs, with a strong emphasis on the perils of giving out personal information on the web. This same generation is now deciding the nature of social networking sites. Many are now becoming YouTube…

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A new poll finds that many parents have new concerns about their children and their privacy online.

The Pew Internet Project and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University just released a new study called “Parents, Teens and Online Privacy.”

Among the key findings, 81% of parents reported being concerned about how much advertisers are tracking their kids!

Nearly as many also expressed anxiety over the ongoing parental fear of stranger interaction. A total of 72% of parents reported they were at least somewhat concerned about if (and how) their teen is connecting with strangers online.

While parents may have worried about that since the launch of the internet, there is also perhaps a relatively new concern for parents. 69% fear that their teen is posting material that will end up damaging his or her reputation. And 70% said they were concerned their child’s online activity might affect later opportunities, such as getting into college or landing a job.

There is some positive news about how parents are working to prevent problems before they start.

The study found that 59% of the parents of teen users of social networking sites have talked with their child because they were concerned about something posted to their profile and 39% helped their child set up privacy settings… [Read more]



Parents, teens uneasy Facebook ‘friends': study (via AFP)

US parents are keeping a close eye on their teens’ activities on Facebook and other social networks, provoking a “mixed” reaction from the youngsters, a new study showed Tuesday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project survey found parents are taking steps to monitor such online…

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